Ready in 1 hour
This pasta salad has a delicious, bright flavor. It's perfect for summer cookouts.
"I couldn't find orzo so I used elbow pasta - was fine but would have been better with orzo. Since I am growing basil, I used that instead of tarragon; worked just as well. I wanted it as an entree so I added grilled chicken chunks Overall a very nice summer salad. "- d555
Top-ranked recipe named "Salad: Orzo with Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes"
boil water and trim beans to 2-inch lengths. cook until barely tender, 3-5 min. drain (save water) and immerse in ice water
fill pan with saved hot water and bring back to boil. add orzo and cook until barely tender, 8-10 min. drain and rinse with cold water.
husk corn and cut kernels off
dressing: combine vinegar, oil, shallot, mustard, tarragon and salt/pepper to taste.
Mix pasta with 1/2 c of dressing, layer all ingredients together and save rest of dressing in refrig until serving. Add more dressing as needed...I usually end up with leftover dressing.
best summer salad
dimps3181 3 months ago
20galaxycourmclarenvale 1 year agoSo good, I can't wait to make it!
niser 1 year agoI tried this for a cook out... it was terrible..threw it out
Sara1969 1 year agoUsed fresh oregano from the garden and it was great. Halved the dressing recipe and it was the perfect amount. Thanks much!
sandyfreeman 1 year agoI used canned beans instead of fresh, but it was still tasty but not as colorful. My family loved it. I did also use a honey mustard and a stone ground instead of Dijon because it was what I had on hand. A keeper!
Jengerhardt96 1 year agoGreat summer salad! I didn't have tarragon or shallots handy, and it still tasted great. Perfect for fresh seasonal produce.
Rustycooks 1 year agoPerfect for a church picnic! Fresh, clean taste
blyther 2 years agoit was just ok...i don't think i'll make it again.
stevemur 2 years agoDelicious, light salad with a bright flavor. Goes very well with grilled food.
DebLynne 2 years agoThe dressing on the salad was not a hit. The whole family disliked it. They did like the orzo and veggies without the dressing. Next time we will try a different dressing.